Thursday, June 19, 2014

Charles Taylor Sues UK Government For Denying Him Right To Family Life

African warlord serving 50 years in prison for crimes against humanity is suing Britain for denying him the right to a family life. Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president who reportedly ate the hearts of his enemies, says his incarceration in a jail in county Durham keeps him from his wife and 15 children in Africa.

The UK agreed to imprison Taylor, 66, after he was convicted in 2012 of 11 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, including terrorism, murder, r*pe and using child soldiers during a civil war in Sierra Leone in the 1990s that left tens of thousands of people dead.


He has now lodged legal papers with the United Nations' Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, the Daily Mail reported, claiming that his detention in the UK breaches his human rights.

Taylor is said to have written to the Dutch court arguing that his family should be able to visit him more easily.

He wrote: “My position is that serving my sentence in Rwanda, in my home continent of Africa, would be substantially more humane not only on my own account, but also on account of the impact on my family.”

He also said he feared being attacked by other inmates at HMP Frankland and that prisoners carrying out their “own brand of justice” will soon lead to him being seriously injured or killed.


Charles Taylor leads rebels in a march on Monrovia in 1990, following which President Samuel Doe was mutilated and summarily executed

Taylor has appointed lawyers in England, including a QC, the Mail said, and with the case heard in the Netherlands could cost the Government tens of thousands of pounds in legal costs.

Conservative MP Dominic Raab condemned the move, saying: “It shows the corruption of human rights that such a brutal warlord convicted of crimes against humanity including terrorism, r*pe and conscripting child soldiers, thinks he can claim jail violates his right to family life.

”If he's successful, it would turn British human rights laws into a laughing stock around the world.“

A Ministry of Justice Spokesman said: ”Charles Taylor is being treated in accordance with the United Kingdom's obligations and in the same way as any other prisoner in England and Wales.“

Taylor aided rebels in Sierra Leone during the brutal civil war in the 1990s which left 50,000 people dead.

Thousands more were left mutilated in the conflict that became known for the extreme cruelty of rival rebel groups who hacked off the limbs of their victims and carved their initials into opponents.

Taylor helped to plan attacks in return for ”blood diamonds“ mined by slave labourers in Sierra Leone and political influence in the volatile West African region.


He was convicted not only of aiding and abetting Sierra Leone rebels from Liberia, but also for actually planning some of the attacks carried out by Sierra Leone rebel groups, the Revolutionary United Front and the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council.

19 comments:

  1. This is laughable

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  2. What did he need after killing thousands of innocent family and caring for his own now.. Mr Taylor get a life..

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  3. he will loose d case in JESUS nme amen. wen he ws killn pple he dint knw abi,now hez scared of wt inmates wil do to it. he wnts his family,wt abt does he denied their family from seein dem again. #LETJUSTICEPREVAIL.

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    1. Seriously 'him,' is that what your point is in this arguement...biko take several seats at the back. Thanks

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  4. He cannot win this case...

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  5. Laduns biggest fan19 June, 2014 12:14

    Please by all means take him to Rwanda. Bleeding waste of our taxes.

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  6. good job Ladun and more grease to your elbow.

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  7. I don't think his senses are okay

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  8. Ladun don't join them to be doing this African thing. Educate yourself. He is a Liberian warlord please. If it happens in in China or Korea, no one says, Asia warlord, they mention the country. Take note. Africa has more than 50 countries

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    1. God bless u,no mind ladun.

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  9. Chai! This man don kolo

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  10. Na because God save am dem no execute am, that is why he is still talking

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  11. Smart man, transport him back to his country, he becomes a free man. Family life my foot! His family should move into the prison with him, if they miss his tyranny and 'evilness' so much. I wonder what prompts such evil in people sef, thousands of life lost and you want to live free

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  12. Stupid man, you want to go to your country so you can be eventually set free. you want to see your family? Joke, what about the people whose family you killed? can they see them? i say keep him there forever.

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  13. Useless man

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  14. He must be suing them in his dream

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  15. Ok, he shld come to Nigerian prison

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